Faculty members have a unique set of concerns when it comes to copyright.
Does making copies of copyrighted texts for students qualify as Fair Use? Is it necessary to obtain permission before screening a movie in the classroom?
Read on, and explore the links in the red box to the right, to find out.
The U.S. Copyright Office provides guidelines for educators and librarians making multiple copies of copyrighted books and periodicals for classroom use. (Note that these duidelines do not apply to coursepacks or readers, which require permission from rights holders.)
In general, multiple copies (not to exceed one copy per pupil) may be made by or for the instructor giving the course for classroom use or discussion, provided that:
Yes, you can show movies in class! Section 110(1) of the Copyright Act states showing motion pictures or other audiovisual works in class is NOT an infringement of copyright, provided that: